Growing Yarrow Herb Seed

  • Days to Maturity: Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Planting Depth: 1/16”
  • Plant Spacing: 2’
  • Growth Habit: Spread
  • Soil Preference: Loamy and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
  • Color: Feathery low-growing foliage with white flower clusters
  • Flavor: Peppery and bitter

Sowing and Growing

Sow yarrow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. Cover seeds lightly and provide a consistent warm temperature. Germination can take up to 3 weeks. Once yarrow plants are hardened-off, place in full sun and water regularly until established. This herb is a spreader and can be grown in a large pot to control its nature. You can also plant yarrow in a spot where spreading won’t be an issue.


Harvest yarrow leaves during its blooming phase for the highest quality. Dry leaves on waxed paper and hang the bundled white flower clusters. Yarrow flowers are lovely in dried bouquets, but can also be separated and used fresh. Chopped leaves will add peppery flavor to salads and can be made into an infusion for digestive problems. Yarrow can help aid a cold and fresh leaves can be chewed to help alleviate a toothache.

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